Those blue ticks on WhatsApp will destroy your relationship

It’s worse than Facebook now


WhatsApp has introduced a new feature that’s set to empower needy boyfriends and girlfriends everywhere.

The app now shows two blue ticks next to your message when your friend has read it. Previously one grey tick meant your message was sent, and two meant it had been delivered to the phone. The two ticks now turn blue when your recipient has actually read the message.

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This lethal addition has already caused panic among the more paranoid users.

If you let your squeeze know your housemates are out and, despite the blue ticks, they don’t reply, then they could be doing anything, anywhere, with anyone. Without you.

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You can avoid breaking hearts though. Putting your phone on airplane mode and then checking the message will not send anyone a pair of blue ticks.